Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

[Press Release] EU Climate Change Outreach Project in Korea

Seoul , 28/03/2017 - 11:10, UNIQUE ID: 170328_22
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EU Climate Change Outreach Project in Korea

 

Press Release 

 

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea is launching three public contests to help raise awareness on climate change in Korea. The contests are targeting young people and children as also recognize the important role played by women in tackling this global challenge. 

 

The three contests are:

  • A Young Environmental Photographer Award,
  • A Drawing Contest on Climate Change for Children and
  • A Poetry Contest for Women.

 

All contests are open for submissions until 27 April 2017 and the best 10 works in each category will be open for online public voting. The top three winners in each category will be awarded a prize by the EU Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and their work will be widely featured, in particular at the EU Village event in Seoul (planned at Seoullo7017 on 3-4 June 2017). The event will showcase the achievements of the EU as a global actor in the climate change challenge and will be held in conjunction with the inauguration of the Seoul Metropolitan Government's ambitious pedestrian overpass project 'Seoullo7017'. 

 

H.E. Michael Reiterer, EU Ambassador-designate to the Republic of Korea said “The COP 22 in Marrakech, with many forward-looking initiatives, confirmed that the Paris Agreement is a real game changer, leading to the next crucial steps towards low carbon and resilient societies.”

He added “We are launching these contests to highlight that Governments are not alone in constructing a more sustainable world. Young people and women have important roles to play in helping to construct greener, safer and more prosperous societies and secure a better world for their families and their communities. We hope to raise awareness and showcase how enthusiasm and commitment amongst different sectors of society can contribute in positive ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.''

 

Contest information:

 

Participation in the contests is free and open to all eligible Korean nationals (young photographers, children and women) residing in Korea. The applications can be submitted via e-mail to contests@ccop.eu, by 27 April 2017 (midnight). Late entries will not be considered. Each contestant is allowed to submit one entry only.

 

Following the initial pre-selection by the evaluation committee of the EU Delegation, the 10 best entries in each category will be uploaded for public voting via EU NAVER Blog (http://blog.naver.com/eudelkorea) from May 10 to May 20 (midnight). Then the three entries receiving the most public votes in each category will be declared the winners.

 

The best 10 entries of photos and drawings will be widely promoted and displayed at the (1) EU Delegation's to the Republic of Korea website and NAVER blog, as well as (2) EU Village event, planned at Seoullo7017 on 3-4 June 2017. 

 

First, second and third places in each category will be invited to the award ceremony at EU Village event on June 3rd to receive a personal certificate and award. First place winners will also receive a special award – a guided visit to the EU Delegation Office in Seoul and a meeting with the EU Ambassador.

 

 (1) Young Environmental Photographer Award:  “My environment through the eye of the lens”

  • Both amateur and professional photographers under the age of 30 (born from 1987) are entitled to apply. 
  • Photos should illustrate topics associated with individual or community initiatives on sustainable lifestyles in Korea. 
  • Applicants should submit a high resolution photo in JPEG format, minimum 2480*1800 pixels, via email to contests@ccop.eu. Each submitted file should be named with a Korean and English name of the applicant.*
  • In the application email, all submissions shall clearly indicate the name of the author, age, art school/college (if a student), title of the photo (and/or short description in max 2-3 sentences) and author's contact details (email and mobile phone) in Korean and, where possible, in English.

 

* the best entries will be printed for display in the 8절지 (272 x 393) or equivalent of A3 format by the EU

 

(2) Drawing Contest on Climate Change for Children: “How my daily actions affect the   environment”

  • Children aged 7-12 years old (primary school pupils or equivalent) are eligible to participate. 
  • Drawings should illustrate topics associated with individual or community initiatives on sustainable lifestyles. 

  • Drawings shall be performed in watercolor OR acrylic.
  • Size of the drawing shall be 8절지 (272 x 393) or equivalent of A3 format. 
  • Applicants should submit a high-resolution photo of the drawing in JPEG format, minimum 2480*1800 pixels, via email to contests@ccop.eu. Each submitted file should be named with a Korean and English name of the applicant.*
  • In the application email, all submissions shall clearly indicate the name of the author, age, school, title of the drawing (and/or short description in max 2-3 sentences) and parents’ contact details (email and mobile phone) in Korean and, where possible, in English.

 

* authors of the pre-selected entries will be asked to submit their original drawing to the EU Delegation

 

(3) Poetry Contest for Women: “Women Give Birth to the Future”

  • Open to all women in Korea. 
  • Contestants are asked to contribute a poem which addresses the responsibility to protect the planet for the future generations.

  • Applicants should submit their poems of a maximum 30 lines in the MS Word or PDF file via email contests@ccop.eu. Both, Korean and English text are accepted. Each submitted file should be named with a Korean and English name of the applicant.
  • In the application email, all submissions shall clearly indicate the name of the author, title of the poem and contact details (email and mobile phone) in Korean and, where possible, in English.

 

Disclaimer: Contestants must own all rights to the photographs/drawings/poems submitted. Please note that any submitted material (in case such is requested, i.e. drawings) will not be returned to the contestant therefore entrants should keep a copy of their entries. The EU reserves the right to reprint, use, name, distribute and publish, with appropriate credit to the author, any entry at its discretion, including non-winning entries, without any compensation to the contestant in question. However, copyright and intellectual property for the entry will remain with the author. The EU also reserves the right to grant permission to third parties to reprint, use, name, distribute and publish the entries for non-commercial purposes in order to raise awareness about climate change (all the foregoing always with appropriate credit to the author).

For more information, please contact:

 

For media related enquiries:

Ms Jungyoon KIM, Jungyoon.KIM@eeas.europa.eu, EU Delegation to Korea

 

For contest related enquiries:

General e-mail: contests@ccop.eu

 

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